The Warrington College of Business is dedicated to delivering a transformational business education for students in all programs. As we move forward in these unprecedented times, we are committed to providing the safest experience possible for our students, faculty and staff. We will continue to lead and innovate to provide an immersive student experience.
Spring 2021 Class Updates
Beginning in January, undergraduate and some specialized master’s students will have expanded options for how they attend their classes. MBA, DBA and Ph.D. courses will follow the same structure as the fall semester.
Undergraduate and some specialized master’s students will have the choice of attending class in person or online, with a limited number of seats available for in-person sections. We encourage you to choose the style of learning that works best for you and want to ensure you that if you decide to attend in person, classrooms are physically distanced according to CDC guidelines, rigorously cleaned on a daily basis and face coverings are still required for everyone inside our buildings and outside when six feet of distance can’t be maintained.
This spring, there will be three class formats – face-to-face, online and HyFlex. The HyFlex format allows an instructor to teach students both in the classroom and online simultaneously (via Zoom or another platform). Programs that offer face-to-face and online options can be part of the HyFlex format.
Once a student selects to attend a class face-to-face or online, you will continue to attend class in that format for the rest of the semester. You can, however, choose to attend face-to-face for one class and online for another, if those options are available. Your class syllabus will be available by the first day of class and will have more information on how to attend in the option you choose. Feel free to contact your advisor or program director if you have questions before the start of spring semester.
Warrington faculty and staff continue to work tirelessly to make sure that we are providing a quality education while prioritizing the safety of everyone on campus. We appreciate your flexibility through these unprecedented times.
Heavener School of Business
The Heavener School of Business will offer more than half of its sections with in-person options. Your class syllabus will be available by the first day of class and have more information on how to attend in the option you choose.
While you will have the option to attend your classes in person, physical distancing requirements limit the number of students who can be in a classroom at one time. Therefore, many of you will attend class online. Registration for in-person classes will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Hough Graduate School of Business
UF MBA, DBA and PhD classes will proceed the same way they have been during the Fall 2020 semester.
The Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations Management program will not offer any on-campus courses during the spring semester.
Master of Accounting, Master of Science in Entrepreneurship, Master of Science in Finance and Master of Science in Real Estate – will offer more than half of their classes with in-person options. The Master of International Business, Master of Science in Management, and Master of Science in Marketing programs will offer two or three courses with in-person options. Approximately 20 percent of the approved graduate business electives will offer in-person options.
While these graduate programs will have the option to attend your classes in person, physical distancing requirements limit the number of students who can be in a classroom at one time. Therefore, many of you will attend class online. Registration for in-person classes will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Fisher School of Accounting
All accounting classes required for the Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree (except ACG 2021 and ACG 2071) will have at least one face-to-face section.
Some (but not all) Master of Accounting classes will have at least one face-to-face section.
All accounting classes will have some online option.
The For Students page will provide more information as we get closer to the spring semester.
Fall 2020 Summary
Warrington is open for the fall 2020 semester. The following decisions have been made about class delivery:
- Undergraduate classes will be online.*
- Specialized master’s classes will be online, including Master of Accounting, Master of Science in Entrepreneurship, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations Management, Master of International Business, Master of Science in Management, Master of Science in Marketing and Master of Science in Real Estate programs.*
- International students who are required to meet physical presence requirement(s) will be provided face-to-face instruction in accordance with SEVP guidelines for Fall 2020.
- Professional MBA, Executive MBA, South Florida MBA, PhD and DBA programs will return to campus for in-person classes. There will also be an online option for students who prefer not to return to campus.
- Full-Time MBA will be on campus for their MBA-specific courses.
These decisions were made in collaboration with the university and UF Health. Warrington’s unique resources also give us the ability to prioritize the safety of all while still providing an in-depth student experience.
*=On-campus experiences such as teaching, advising, organizational meetings and building access are constantly evaluated by UF Health and Warrington leadership. Opportunities are being evaluated for fall 2020 under guidelines from UF and UF Health.
We Know Online
Online education isn’t new to Warrington. We are pioneers in online education as one of the first colleges to offer a fully accredited online MBA. Currently, the MBA program ranks No. 1 in the world for online interaction and No. 2 in the world for program delivery.
The same expertise that keeps the MBA program at the top of those rankings supports the rest of the college’s online experience. While many of our master’s offerings have world-renowned online components, the undergraduate experience is also very familiar with online classes.
Your Questions Answered
If you have more questions about Warrington’s reopening plan, visit our FAQ page for more information.
Fall 2020 Timeline
- August 31: First day of UF classes and beginning of Module 1
- September 7: Labor Day
- October 2-3: Homecoming
- October 16: End of Module 1
- October 26: Beginning of Module 2
- November 11: Veterans Day
- November 25-28: Thanksgiving Break
- December 18: Final Exams Completed and end of Module 2
For a full list of Warrington academic dates and deadlines, please visit the Undergraduate Module Courses Calendar or the Graduate Academic Calendar.
UF Reopening Plan
Our Plan Forward – UF will strive to create a safer, healthier campus environment and continue its research and education missions.
UF Student Affairs – Learn more about UF’s plans for students.
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UF President Kent Fuchs